North Pass Fire Update 9-14-12
Incident: North Pass Wildfire
Friday, September 14, 2012
Covelo, CA - The North Pass Fire has been holding steadily at 41,983 acres. Containment remains at 97%. Portions of the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness that were once in the fire closure area are now open. FH7 and M4 are open.
To access the Soldier Ridge area and northern portions of the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness areas, visitors should take M2 from Paskenta west to M21 intersection (south of the Green Springs campground) to the M1 north. M1 towards Espee Ridge is also accessible.
The current forest order can be found on the Mendocino National Forest webpage at (http://www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino) under "Alerts and Warnings".
The fire area remains closed due to unsafe hazards such as burning stump holes and falling trees. This closure may remain in effect for an extended period of time until all hazards can be mitigated.
MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURE IN EFFECT
Forest Order 08-12-15
FOREST ROADS AND TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED
PLEASE CHECK INCIWEB FOR DETAILS AT:
North Pass Fire Summary:
Size: 41,983 acres
Date Started: 08/18/2012
Expected Containment: 09/16/2012
Injuries to Date: 11
Impacts: Significant economic impacts threaten commercial timber resources; hunters and recreationists impacted by forest closure
Resources: 4 engines, 5 water tenders, 4 dozers, 4 hand-crews, 2 aircraft
Total Personnel: 250